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  • Packers’ Aaron Rodgers says Charles Woodson the best defender he ever faced

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has faced a multitude of impressive defensive players in his 14-year NFL career. During a recent interview at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe with NBC Sports NFL Analyst Chris Simms, Rodgers was asked which..." July 20

  • Green Bay signs wide receiver Malik Taylor

    ACME Packing Company "Since late in spring practices, the Green Bay Packers have been carrying 89 players on their 90-man roster. The team waived running back Kapri Bibbs in mid-June, and a failed physical for tight end Michael Roberts resulted in the team sticking at 89 after minicamp through the last five..." July 20

  • Top Five Cornerbacks in the NFL Entering the 2019 Season

    The Big Lead "Cornerbacks are one of two defensive positions in the NFL that command the big-money contracts, other than pass rushers, and their importance is even greater today with the constant rise of the passing game. In fact, with the rise of the passing game and how often teams throw the..." July 19

  • Packers aggressively tried to acquire Khalil Mack

    Clutch Points "Khalil Mack ended up getting traded to the Chicago Bears shortly before the start of the 2018 regular season, but before he was dealt to the Bears, he was almost acquired by another NFC North team. Apparently, the Green Bay Packers also went after Mack, but the Bears offered the..." July 19

  • Packers will wear blue-and-gold uniform in Week Three

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers announced Thursday they will wear their “historic third jersey” in Week Three against the Broncos at Lambeau Field. The jersey is a re-creation of Green Bay’s blue-and-gold look from 1937-48. Those teams won two of the Packers’ 13..." July 18

  • Aaron Rodgers ‘excited’ to work with Matt LaFleur in new offense

    Sportress of Blogitude "Much has been made this offseason about how Aaron Rodgers may not necessarily be seeing eye-to-eye with new Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. While Rodgers has attempted to quell such speculation, his latest comments lend to the notion the veteran signal-caller is finally..." July 18

  • Pre-Week 1 CBA Deal No Longer Goal?

    Pro Football Rumors "A three-day conference turned into a one-day summit this week, with the NFL and NFLPA’s latest round of CBA negotiations ending earlier today. The sides also may be moving their target date to have this process wrapped up. While a new CBA being agreed to before Week 1..." July 17

  • 10 NFL players poised to take big leap in 2019

    Sportsnaut "Summertime is here, and football season is, too. It’s the best time of year for those of us who eat, sleep and breathe this game. It’s also the time of year when young NFL players start to set themselves apart as particularly special for their respective teams. With that..." July 17

  • The Biggest Concern for Every NFL Team Before the Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "Fanbases would rather not talk about it—and head coaches rarely acknowledge these thoughts to the media—but every NFL team goes into the regular season with major concerns. The offseason brings new hope, but coaches and front-office executives should always..." July 16

  • Expect Aaron Rodgers to bounce back, but Packers' backup QB remains a mystery

    USA Today "Last year was one of the strangest in recent Green Bay Packers history, with Aaron Rodgers playing in 16 games and missing the playoffs when doing so for the first time since 2008. Rodgers was knocked out of part of the season opener against Chicago but returned to lead a dramatic..." July 16

  • An Updated Look at the 2020 NFL Free-Agent Class Ahead of Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NFL free-agent class has the early look of a juggernaut capable of reshaping the league as fans know it.  Granted, plenty of time has to pass before the floodgates open, and along that journey, extensions and other happenings will prevent the 2020 class from..." July 15

  • Top 100 players as voted by our NFL crew

    CBS Sports "After going through our positional Top 10s over the past several weeks, you know we had to do a staff Top 100 here at CBS. (Not to be confused with Pete Prisco's Top 100, which can be found right here.)  This list was arrived at the same way as those: our panel of voters..." July 15

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 15

  • NFL rumors: Would NFL actually give TV rights to Amazon, Netflix or DAZN? Here’s what Roger Goodell thinks

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s broadcast rights deals end in 2022, and the league is already starting to think about what those negotiations might look like. Compared to the last round of rights negotiations, the NFL has more possible suitors for their product in the form of various streaming..." July 15

  • 10 NFL rookies set to surprise this season

    Sportsnaut "We previously looked at 10 high NFL Draft picks from this year’s class set to disappoint as rookies. While that was a negative look at some of the best-known youngsters, we’re now going in a different direction. The Arizona Cardinals need wide receiver help. This..." July 15

  • The fans seem to want to stick with 16 games

    Pro Football Talk "With the sudden proliferation of stories about the NFL’s desire to expand the season to 18 games, we decided on Friday to get scientific. Or as close to scientific as social media allows. A Twitter poll asked you, the reader, to vote on four options for the length of a..." July 15

  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling working out with Randy Moss

    247 Sports "Marquez Valdes-Scantling is looking to build on a productive rookie season. And in order for him to do that, the second-year Green Bay Packers wide receiver is working with one of the best to ever play the game.  Valdes-Scantling was recently on the NFL Network show Good Morning..." July 14

  • Jaire Alexander predicts All-Pro honors this season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The prediction: All-Pro. That’s what Jaire Alexander said Friday morning, when he took a break from his offseason workouts to partake in his first-ever goat yoga class with kids – human and the four-legged kind – at the Children’s Museum of Green..." July 13

  • Packers' Revenue Numbers Were Absolutely Ransacked by Aaron Rodgers' Huge Salary and Bonuses

    12 Up "The Green Bay Packers have had an interesting offseason, to say the least. It started out extremely precarious as Aaron Rodgers and new head coach Matt LaFleur were reportedly butting heads over the autonomy, or lack thereof, that would be given to Rodgers at the line of..." July 13

  • Mark Murphy supports 17 games a regular-season compromise

    Mile High Report "It was reported on Friday that the NFL owners proposed to the NFLPA an 18-game schedule, but with a catch. The catch is that there is a 16 game limit for every player. Obviously meaning that you would at least need to bench every player on your 53-man roster for at least two..." July 13

  • Report: NFL at impasse with DirecTV over Sunday Ticket package

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have been able to catch every out-of-market game the league offers for more than two decades now with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket package, but it is possible that arrangement may have an expiration date of two more seasons. Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that the NFL..." July 12

  • Sources: NFL shelves full-time officiating program

    ESPN "The NFL has put its full-time officials program on hold as part of ongoing labor talks with the NFL Referees Association, multiple sources said Thursday. Barring a turn in negotiations, the decision means the NFL will revert to its previous structure of using a full roster of..." July 12

  • Four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA

    Pro Football Talk "Last July, five of seven unsigned players in the top 10 were represented by CAA. This year, four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA. One reason for this? CAA typically represents a lot of first-round picks. Another reason for it? CAA drives a hard..." July 12

  • Three Potential Trade Destinations for Melvin Gordon

    The Big Lead "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been one of the most productive backs in the NFL since he was drafted in 2015. He would now like to be recognized as such. The Pro Bowler told the Chargers to either give him a new contract or find him a new home on Thursday,..." July 12

  • NFL Has Reportedly Discussed Absurd Rule Change Involving 18-Game Season

    12 Up "The NFL's collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2021 and major changes could be on the way. The league and the NFLPA are looking to negotiate a new labor deal and are reportedly using these consultations to potentially inquire about expanding the regular season to 18..." July 11

  • Ex-NFL RB Trent Richardson, QB Conner Cook To Take Their Talents To The XFL

    Total Pro Sports "Former National Football Players Trent Richardson and Conner Cook have plans to show off their talents once again to make a case to get back into the league. In the final showcase in St. Louis for the XFL, the former NFL RB and QB will be participants to get their feet into the..." July 11

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 11

  • Who's the Early Favorite for No. 1 in 2020 NFL Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Every football fan wants to know two things—which NFL team will have the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 draft and which player it will select. We can't know either one this early, but thanks to Super Bowl betting oddsfrom Caesars (current as of Wednesday,..." July 11

  • 4 NFL Underdogs No One is Giving Enough Credit to Entering 2019

    12 Up "The NFL season is right around the corner which presents the usual suspects as favorites. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams are the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl, but these four teams might just shock the world next..." July 11

  • 5 NFL Coaches Who Will End Up on the Hot Seat in 2019

    12 Up "Anyone will tell you the NFL stands for "Not For Long," and nothing could be more true for the league's head coaches. With constant reshuffling and the next forward-thinking coach always out there to be snatched up, there are bound to be plenty of coaching shake-ups this year...." July 11

  • 11 NFL Draft Picks Remain Unsigned

    Pro Football Rumors "Roughly 4% of this year’s draft picks have yet to sign their rookie contracts, as shown in PFR’s tracker. So far, 243 of this year’s 254 selections have inked their deals. Here’s the complete breakdown, sorted by round: First Round..." July 11

  • Packers’ Aaron Rodgers receives third-best franchise cornerstone ranking in the NFL

    Clutch Points "It’s been an offseason filled with drama for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. An explosive exposé from Bleacher Report on the tension between Rodgers and Mike McCarthy toward the end of the McCarthy era ensured the media focus wouldn’t be on football this..." July 10

  • Packers, Cardinals & Texans Teams To Watch For Supplemental S Jalen Thompson?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Tony Pauline, Washington State S Jalen Thompson is expected to be the only player selected in Wednesday’s supplemental draft.  Pauline lists the Cardinals, Packers and Texans as the teams most likely to select Thompson...." July 10

  • Jalen Thompson visits Packers, takes physical before supplemental draft

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL will hold its supplemental draft on Wednesday and one of the players considered to be a likely selection spent some time with one of the league’s teams on Tuesday. Agent Brad Cicala told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that his client Jalen Thompson visited with the Packers..." July 09

  • 1 Move Every NFL Team Should Make Before the 2019 Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "The wait for NFL football is almost over, folks. The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos face off in the Hall of Fame Game on August 1, which will officially kick off the 2019 preseason. That's mere weeks away. Most significant offseason moves have already been made...." July 09

  • Bengals' Carl Lawson says Aaron Rodgers is 'easier to sack' than most quarterbacks

    CBS Sports "In recent seasons, as the Packers regressed from a Super Bowl frontrunner to a team merely fighting for a spot in the playoffs, Mike McCarthy's antiquated offense came under fire for its failure to create simple and easy throws while Aaron Rodgers faced criticism for always wanting to hit a..." July 09

  • Aaron Rodgers Likes Tweet Criticizing Bears

    12 Up "Aaron Rodgers isn't looking to make friends with his division rivals in the offseason. The Green Bay Packers quarterback liked a tweet that took a shot at the Chicago Bears losing at Soldier Field, as the U.S. Men's National Team lost a crushing Gold Cup Final to Mexico while..." July 08

  • 10 NFL veterans who could be surprising training camp cuts

    Sportsnaut "Every summer, young players come seemingly out of nowhere to provide value to their teams, while subsequently making notable veterans training camp cuts. It’s the latter group we’re focusing on here. These 10 NFL veterans have done big things in the past but could be..." July 08

  • The 3 best and 3 worst relocations in NFL history

    SB Nation "Loyalty is a rarity in the NFL. Players, coaches, and executives change homes every year after either exhausting their usefulness in one location or searching for greener pastures. And that ever-shifting landscape isn’t limited to people. In the past three years, we’ve..." July 08

  • NFL Youngsters Who Could Still Blossom into Stars

    Bleacher Report "Every young player enters the NFL with dreams of becoming a star. It's especially true of players drafted in the first couple of rounds as an invitation to the draft brings with it an expectation that stardom is just around the corner. For some, that's exactly what..." July 07

  • Muhammad Wilkerson, Corey Liuget remain top unsigned free agents

    Pro Football Talk "Free agency in the NFL has slowed down — and effectively stopped for the top players, as we haven’t heard so much as a peep about any interest in the top remaining free agents in recent weeks. The two best available free agents in our Top 100 listare both defensive..." July 07

  • Packers WR Davante Adams says Michael Vick was his original football hero

    Clutch Points "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was a quarterback growing up. And he looked up to Michael Vick as his football hero. Adams idolized Vick so much that he even forced himself to throw left-handed like the former Falcons and Eagles quarterback. Per..." July 06

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers recalls first time he met hero Michael Jordan

    Clutch Points "Aaron Rodgers has already cemented himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks that have played the game of football with the Green Bay Packers. Although football wasn’t his first love growing up—basketball was. In an article for ESPN, Rodgers said that he idolized Michael..." July 06

  • 10 NFL players with most to prove in training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Before long, all 32 NFL teams will officially report to training camp in preparation for the 2019 regular season. It will be the beginning of a quest for Super Bowl LIV, and everyone should legitimately feel like they have a chance. That extends to the players — both rookies and..." July 04

  • Packers backup QB DeShone Kizer sees past role: 'I see myself as a future Super Bowl MVP'

    Yahoo! Sports "In 2017, DeShone Kizer started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns. Two seasons later, Kizer has since been relegated to a backup role on the Green Bay Packers, a role he hopes to shed soon. “I don’t see myself as Aaron Rodgers’ backup for the final era of..." July 04

  • Predicting Where Top Remaining NFL Free Agents Will Sign

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is stuck in the doldrums of the dead period nearly four months after the start of its new league year, but pro football's version of free agency isn't complete.  Training camps are set to start later this month, and inevitably, attrition will occur...." July 03

  • 10 young NFL players under the most pressure this season

    Sportsnaut "We already know that established quarterbacks such as Tom Brady and Drew Brees will be facing a ton of pressure. It’s also logical to believe that high-priced free-agent signings will also be under a lot of pressure. There is, however, another group out there...." July 03

  • NBA's Spending Spree Has NFL Players' Attention

    Bleacher Report "NFL players have been doing a lot of thinking about their NBA counterparts...and they're not happy, a 40-yard dud, and Canton may need to get a bigger stage this year. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1. More money, more problems Texans wide..." July 03

  • Davante Adams thinks Geronimo Allison will be “dangerous” in Packers offense "Geronimo Allison wanted 2018 to be his year, and early on, it looked like it would be. Having built a strong connection with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the former undrafted free agent laid siege to the No. 3 receiver post from the onset of training camp last..." July 02

  • Eight NFL teams set to exceed expectations in 2019

    Sportsnaut "On an annual basis, NFL teams that are expected to tank end up making a playoff push, while hyped teams fall by the wayside. It’s this first group we’re focusing on here. Not all the teams we’re about to discuss are necessarily expected to compete for the..." July 02